Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle is located in the higher part of the historic town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. It is a steep walk up (or down) from the picturesque river and it was once a stronghold of medieval kings. It doesn’t look much today but you can visit what there is left and also an interesting Courthouse museum .

Knaresborough Castle Overview

You can explore the castle independently or you can join a tour to discover more about the history of the King’s Chamber. You can visit the dungeon and scurry through the secret underground exit (sallyport). They have a computer adventure game that you can play and discover more about life in the 14th Century or explore how the castle may have looked when it was inhabited.

The Courthouse Museum is home to an original Tudor courtroom and in there you can learn more about Knaresborough’s colourful history. This is across the green from the castle and is easy to visit at the same time. There are also plenty of hands-on activities in the ‘Life in a Castle’ gallery as well as Civil War costumes to try on. They also host a number of special events, and activities throughout the year. If you fancy it you can also have a go at bowling or putting.

Further Information Knaresborough Castle

Is there food and drink available?

There is no cafe but there are places within Knaresborough where you can purchase food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Historic castle with tours and dungeons plus a Courtroom museum with interactive exhibits. There are no other facilities.

What are the ticket prices?

Adults £3.50, children £2.00. Putting or bowling £2.90 adults, £2.30 child.
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online.

Is there parking?

There is parking in Knaresborough, charges apply. The main car parks are quite a walk from the castle.

When are they open?

The Courthouse Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday. The castle keep opens in the summer season. Please visit their website for up-to-date information.

Dog friendly?

No information has been provided.

Are they accessible?

Please contact the venue

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